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China Culture Tour Tour Features: This China Culture tour visits some of the most significant sites of the imperial age and offers the opportunity to learn various kinds of Chinese cultures such as Calligraphy, Painting, Literary, Language, Chinese Kungfu, Cuisine and Traditional Chinese Medicine… Climb the Great Wall north of Beijing and explore the courtyards, temples and residences of the Forbidden City to learn about life during the Qing Dynasty. See the unforgettable Terra Cotta Warriors & Horses then catch a train to Luoyang visit the incredible collection of Buddha statues at the UNESCO listed Longmen Caves. It is a journey that is as historically intriguing as it is scenically stunning.

Tour Code: CCT-CTT20

Destinations: Beijing, Xian, Luoyang, Kaifeng, Nanjing, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Shanghai

Itinerary:

Day 1 Arrive in Beijing

Depart on your flight bound for Beijing, the capital of People's Republic of China. Upon your arrival, you will be met and transferred to the hotel.

Day 2 Beijing

Full-day tour will begin at the magnificent Forbidden City, home to emperors for over 500-years, you will get the chance to stroll through Tiananmen Square, which is the largest square in the world. Continue to witness the splendor of the Summer Palace,built as a royal garden for Qing Dynasty Emperors. This evening, you are invited to a Peking duck banquet.

Day 3 Beijing

A full-day tour will take in the grandeur of the Eighth Wonder of the World, the Great Wall, built more than 2000 years ago to protect China from northern invaders. On the way back to Beijing stop and visit the sacred Ming Tombs, where 13 emperors of Ming Dynasty were buried. Enjoy a spectacular Chinese Kongfu performance in the evening.

Day 4 Beijing / Xian

After breakfast, admire the beauty of The Temple of Heaven where the Chinese emperors prayed for good harvest in ancient days. Enjoy shopping in the Wangfujing Street. Transfer to railway station for your overnight soft-sleeper train to the ancient capital city of Xian.

Day 5 Xian

Morning arrival and transferred to your hotel. Following the breakfast and a short rest in the hotel, you stroll on the City Wall and visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda.

Day 6 Xian

A full day excursion to the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang guarded by the famous Terracotta Army, 7000 life-size clay statues each individually crafted, complete with chariots and horses. Then go to Huaqing Hot Spring. On the way back to Xian, visit 6000-year-old Neolithic village remain in Banpo Museum. In the evening enjoy a dazzling Tang Dynasty Show and dinner.

Day 7 Xian / Luoyang

After enjoying a leisure spree this morning, transferred to the railway station and board the express train to Luoyang. Delight in the wonderful rural China scenes from your train cabin. Arrival and transferred to your hotel.

Day 8 Luoyang

Today you will visit the Longmen Grottoes and White Horse Temple. Together with Mogao Caves, Yungang Caves, Longmen Caves is known as the three great sculpture treasure houses of China. Located 12km east to the ancient capital city of Luoyang, facing the Luo River in the south and sitting back to the Mang Hill in the north, is the White Horse Temple, the first Buddhist monastery in China.

Day 9 Luoyang / Kaifeng

In this morning, you will continue the trip to Kaifeng. Visit the remains of Jewish Community and the ancestors of these Jews were said to have arrived in China from Persia and India during the Tang Dynasty. Then see the Song City that was reconstructed based on the old Imperial Street and Palaces. Afterwards, check in the local hotel in late afternoon.

Day 10 Kaifeng / Nanjing

Board the D speed train to the ancient capital of southern China, Nanjing. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to the hotel. In the evening, visit Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge and Confucian Temple.

Day 11 Nanjing / Suzhou

City tour to the famous Dr. Sun Yixian (Sun Yat-sen) Mausoleum that was designed to commemorate the father of the Chinese republic overthrew and Zhonghua Gate, which means Chinese gate, was the biggest and most splendid city gate of Nanjing city wall in the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). In the afternoon, continue your trip to Suzhou, arrival and check in the hotel.

Day 12 Suzhou / Hangzhou

Visit the Lingering Garden and the Tiger Hills, which has a number of historical sites - Tiger Hill, Leaning Pagoda, Tomb of King He Lu, Sword pool, Sword testing pool and Luyu Well. Drive to Hangzhou known to Chinese as the Pearl of China and check in the local hotel upon arrival.

Day 13 Hangzhou / Shanghai

Relax on a wonderful cruise of China's most famous Lake, West Lake. See the famous Three Pools Reflecting the Moon and Huagang Park and visit the local Dragon Well Green Tea Village. In the afternoon, you will travel to Shanghai, the biggest city of China. Arrival and transferred to your hotel.

Day 14 Shanghai

Visit the world famous waterfront - The Bund. It was once part of the foreign concessions and out-of-bounds to locals. Then explore the magnificent Nanjing Road and the Jade Buddha Temple that is famous for its 2 Jade Buddha. After dinner, proceed for a city tour to Pudong New District - Shanghai's main financial district and enjoy a scenic night cruise on Huangpu River.

Day 15 Depart

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your homeward flight and complete the most exciting China Culture tour.

Incl. & Excl.:

The Quotations include:

1. Hotel accommodations with daily Western / American Buffet breakfast. The hotel accommodation is based on two persons sharing one twin room with private facilities.

2. Chinese lunches or dinners with multi-soft drinks specified on the itinerary.

3. Special meal arrangement or entertainment mentioned on the schedule

4. Tour escort services provided by English-speaking guides in each sightseeing cities.

5. Air-conditioned coach or private van served along the trip.6. The economy-class airfare of the domestic flight or soft sleeper/seat train charge between cities in the itinerary.

7. Entrance fee for all of the sightseeing spots listed on the itinerary.

8. Escorted Trip Leader for Small Group Tours.

9. The government tax and the city construction fee inside China within the tour where applicable. 

The Quotations exclude:

1. International airfare

2. Single Supplement

3. Domestic airport construction fee for every airport and the international departure (including departure to Hong Kong and Macao)

4. Tips and Personal Expenses

Remarks:

1. Seasonality
Off-season: January 1- March 14, 2018, November 16, 2018-March 15, 2019
Shoulder season: June, July, August
Peak season: March 15-31, 2018, April, May, September, October, November 1-15, 2018
2. Above prices are not valid during Spring Festival and National Holiday (1-7 October). Please contact us if your equerries fall into the above periods.

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